Archive for April, 2009

Marts rise as recession fears ease

Marts rise as recession fears ease

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 3:26 PM

Bargain hunters moved in yesterday Thursday Apr 29 to push Asia’s stock markets up following two days of heavy selling that had been brought about by fears over the [...]
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Alcoa narrows Vietnam focus to Gia Nghia project

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Dow Jones | 7:51 AM

US aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. (AA) has opted not to pursue a joint venture alumina refinery in Vietnam, but continues to work on a separate bauxite and alumina project in [...]
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Philex reports mineral shipment for April

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | GMA news | 7:51 AM

Philex Mining Corp., the country’s largest miner, on Tuesday disclosed that it has sold about P644 million in precious minerals for the month. Philex told the [...]
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Petronet LNG to buy stakes in gas fields abroad

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Business-standard | 7:51 AM

Petronet LNG, which is the country’s biggest natural gas importer, plans to go upstream through acquisition of stakes in gas fields in Papua New Guinea and Australia, [...]
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PNOC unit spent P41M for oil exploration in 2008

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Business Mirror | 7:51 AM

PNOC Exploration Corp (PNOC-EC), a subsidiary of government-owned Philippine National Oil Co (PNOC) spent P40.662 million in 2008 for exploration and development, almost [...]
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Singapore court rules against Deutsche on coal asset sale

Singapore court rules against Deutsche on coal asset sale

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:51 AM

Singapore’s highest court has ruled that Deutsche Bank may have to pay unspecified damages to an investment firm as it did not get the best price for Indonesian assets [...]
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Indonesia to announce oil & gas block winners next week

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Dow Jones | 7:51 AM

Indonesia will next week announce the winners of the second round of oil and gas development contract offers held last year, the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources [...]
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PNOC-EC profit surged 73pctin ’08

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Inquirer | 7:51 AM

Listed firm Philippine National Oil Co.-Exploration Corp said Tuesday its net income surged 73% to P3.05 billion in 2008 due mainly to an increase in revenues from its coal [...]
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Taiwan to be given observer status on WHO body

Taiwan to be given observer status on WHO body

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | AFP | 7:51 AM

Taiwan said it was to be granted observer status on the World Health Organization’s supreme governing body, in a further sign of the island’s rapidly warming ties [...]
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Swine-flu spreads to Asia Pacific as Malaysia seeks travel ban

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:51 AM

Swine flu was confirmed in New Zealand and suspected cases were found in at least four nations in the Asia-Pacific region, where some governments are calling for trade and [...]
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Climate ‘shielding Indonesia from swine flu’

Climate ‘shielding Indonesia from swine flu’

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | ABC News | 7:51 AM

Indonesia’s health minister says the reason the country has been spared from any confirmed swine flu infections is largely because of its climate. Dr Siti Fadilah [...]
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S Korea sees medical tourism boom under new law

S Korea sees medical tourism boom under new law

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | AFP | 7:51 AM

Hospitals will be allowed directly to seek foreign patients from May as part of South Korea’s efforts to become Asia’s new medical tourism hub, officials said [...]
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First suspected swine flu case found in Thailand

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Xinhua | 7:51 AM

A 42-year-old Thai woman returning from Mexico is suspected to have infected with swine influenza and being quarantined at the Chulalongkorn Hospital as the first suspected [...]
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Governments around world test for flu, hope they don’t find it

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:51 AM

Governments around the world tested patients for the new H1N1 swine flu virus on Wednesday, hoping not to find it and dreading its spread. The World Health Organization doled [...]
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World battles swine flu as death toll rises

30-Apr-2009 Intellasia | CNN | 7:51 AM

Governments and health officials around the world continued to take steps Tuesday against the outbreak of swine flu that has killed scores of people in Mexico and spread to [...]
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